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Boo! Rejected by dreamstime :( would appreciate any critique…

My colorful cupcake vector file got rejected by dreamstime :(
Here’s the reason

Poor execution. Please pay more attention to rough/jagged/faceted lines/curves. Lines and curves should be smooth, not aliased, in order to best serve the concept of the image.)
– Poor execution, please pay more attention to the details. For illustrations, please look for: poorly traced/auto-traced and scanned images, noise and innacurate texturing on 3D renders, too simplistic works, faceted curves, aliased/jagged lines, banding effect on gradients, open paths (vectors), noise/distorted pixels on various textures and images used within the illustration, moiree due to downsampling. For photography (collages,panoramic stitches, text on photo) please improve the technical execution (distorted pixels, noise, blendings, DOF, etc.) as well as overall atention to detail, in order to best serve the concept of the image.

I thought this was one of my best executed work so I was surprised with this rejection. I guess I still have a lot to learn, but now I need your help! Any suggestions where I messed up?

Colorful Cupcakes - vector art
Colorful Cupcakes - vector art that got rejected by dreamstime
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Logo

If you are following my blog (which I don’t think anyone is…) you probably noticed I changed my logo. My old one looks kind of weird so I made a new one. The font I am using was downloaded from fontsquirrel, and it said it was free for commercial use. It’s called JUNEBUG and I’m in love with it!

Here’s my new logo:

New logo of CUPCAKETOONS using Junebug font
New logo of CUPCAKETOONS using Junebug font
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Colorful Cupcakes

All weekend I was working on this vector art of colorful cupcakes. Since my previous version got rejected from dreamstime, I hope this time it gets accepted! I think my vector skill improved a lot. What do you think?

Colorful Cupcakes - vector art
Colorful Cupcakes - vector art
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Should I try Adobe Creative Cloud?

I was trying out this awesome tutorial by Rype and noticed that my CS3 has lots of limitations – like in Step 10 I can’t adjust the opacity of my gradient. I had encountered this problem a lot, and although you can still adjust the opacity of your gradient by trying various tricks and going through hoops (as shown in this tutorial). It’s a lot of work so I decided it’s time to upgrade my CS3 to CS4 or CS5 or even CS6!! When I launched the adobe site, I noticed there’s a new service called Adobe Creative Cloud, where you can use a lot of Adobe’s CS software for a monthly fee. This might be a better option for me, than buying the whole bundle (I think I touched my flash application only once since I purchased CS3). To those who purchased Creative Cloud – what are your thoughts?

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